A Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Art Creativity in China: Torrance Test Creative Thinking

  • Lei Wang Department of New Media Design and Technology, School of the Arts, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Gelugor, Penang, Malaysia
  • Julina Ismail @ Kamal Department of New Media Design and Technology, School of the Arts, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Gelugor, Penang, Malaysia.
Keywords: Torrance Tests of Creative, Thinking, Artistic creativity, Chinese university, Animation students, Evaluate the effectiveness


Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking is an important method for testing creativity in education. It was developed in 1966 and has gone through five revisions. It has become a highly reliable and widely used important measure of creativity. With society's development, students' creativity has received widespread attention. Educators are also very interested in the creativity of university students. Nevertheless, in the teaching process, it is found that the creativity of university students' works is not high, especially for university students majoring in animation; if there is no creativity, there will be a lack of good work. The study adopts qualitative research by interviewing 12 Chinese university teachers on their experience of using TTCT-Figural. Furthermore, special interviews on its sub-item functions, usage methods, and applicability are also conducted. The MAXQDA software will summarize the data. Thus, the results show that TTCT-Figural has high applicability and practical significance to measure and evaluate university students' artistic creativity. At the same time, it also provides valuable experience for further improving university students' artistic creativity in animation courses.


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How to Cite
Wang, L. and Ismail @ Kamal, J. (2023) “A Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Art Creativity in China: Torrance Test Creative Thinking”, Malaysian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (MJSSH), 8(10), p. e002488. doi: 10.47405/mjssh.v8i10.2488.